Dun Laoghaire Further Education InstituteCreative Digital Media Production

Creative Digital Media Production

South Dublin County
1 year
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Course description

This course is an excellent foundation course for media degrees in: IADT,TU Dublin and other Higher Education Institutes and Universities. Students will be exposed to the radio, film and photography processes and procedures; used by digital media studios today in program making. Students will gain practical knowledge of how different media products are produced, as well as an understanding of how the relationships between producer, financing and the audience impact on one another.

Students will produce a portfolio of work for assessment which may be used for progression applications to degree programmes elsewhere.

Entry Requirements
One of the following:

Leaving Certificate
A Level 4 QQI Award
Mature applicants are welcome

Course Modules

  • Film Production
  • Traditional Black and White Photography
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Media Analysis
  • Radio Programme Production
  • Scriptwriting
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Level 5 QQI Award Media Production (5M18518)

Special Features
This is a very practical course enabling the student to develop a personal portfolio of work; structured and produced to radio, television and video industry standards. Students will use professional digital cameras, Avid Media Composer (editing software), Adobe Audition, Adobe Illustrator as well as darkroom practice and techniques.

Work Experience
Students will be required to undertake a period work placement in an organisation connected to their vocational area during the academic year.  Students are required to source their own work placement but will be assisted in this by the work experience teacher.  The work placement is usually for a period of 10 days or a minimum of 60 hours.  Students usually find the work experience element of the course to be invaluable and should bear in mind that a successful work placement can sometimes lead to further opportunities.

Additional Information
Leaners will produce a portfolio of materials from their course work in Film, Scriptwriting, Photography, Radio and Desktop Publishing which may be used for application to the IADT and other Higher Education Institutes.

Progression Opportunities
DFEi: Graduates may progress to the Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Television and Digital Film or Digital Radio Production at DFEi.
Elsewhere: Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, both Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities.

Progression Examples
TU Dublin – City Campus (formerly DIT)

  • BA in Film and Broadcasting
  • BA in Photography

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus

  • BA in Creative Digital Media

Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology(National Film School)

  • BA in Film and Television Production
  • BA in Photography
  • BSc in Creative Media Technologies
  • BA in English Media and Cultural Studies
  • BA in New Media Studies

Dundalk Institute of Technology

  • BA in Film and TV Production

TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus

  • BA in Creative Digital Media

Dublin City University

  • BSc in Multi Media

National University of Ireland Maynooth

  • BA in Media Studies

University College Dublin

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • BA in Humanities

Institute of Technology Tralee

  • Bachelor of Arts, TV, Radio and New Media – Advanced entry into 2nd Year.  Students must have full QQI Level 5 Award 5M18518 Media Production with 3 Distinctions.

Career Paths
Graduates from this course usually opt to advance to further studies, however others have gained direct employment as: floor managers, camera operators, data wranglers, radio broadcasters and production assistants

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